Mohsin Khan

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Mohsin Khan
Personal information
Full name Mohsin Hasan Khan
Born (1955-03-15) 15 March 1955 (age 62)
Karachi, Pakistan
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium pace
Role Batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 79) 18 January 1980 v England
Last Test 20 November 1989 v West Indies
ODI debut (cap 17) 16 March 1977 v West Indies
Last ODI 2 December 1986 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
Years Team
1970 Pakistan Railways B
1971 Pakistan Railways A
1972-73 Karachi Blues
1973-74 Karachi Whites
1974-78 Sind
1975-86 Habib Bank Limited
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODI FC LA
Matches 48 75 192 117
Runs scored 2709 1877 11274 3077
Batting average 37.10 26.81 38.87 29.58
100s/50s 7/14 6/16 31/40 16/36
Top score 200 128* 246 119
Balls bowled 86 12 1128 116
Wickets 1 14 4
Bowling average 5.00 39.14 26.50
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a n/a
Best bowling 1/2 2/13 1/0
Catches/stumpings 34/– 13/– 141/– 32/–
Source: Cricket Archive, 21 August 2012

Mohsin Hasan Khan (Urdu: محسن حسن خان; born 15 March 1955, Karachi, Sindh) is a former Pakistani cricketer who played in 48 Tests and 75 ODIs from 1977 to 1986 mainly as an opening batsman.

Life and career[edit]

Playing in this role for Pakistan against India at Lahore in 1982–83, he scored 101 not out of Pakistan's second-innings total of 135/1. This is the lowest team score in Test cricket to have included a century.[1]

Mohsin was one of a minority of South Asian players to come to terms with conditions in Australia and England, scoring two consecutive centuries in Australia in 1983/4[2] and becoming the first Pakistani batsman to score a Test double century at Lord's, which he did earlier in 1982.[3]

Mohsin later married Bollywood movie star Reena Roy and had a short career as an actor in the Indian film industry starting with J P Dutta's 1989 film Batwara. His biggest success in Bollywood was Mahesh Bhatt's crime thriller Saathi (1991), co-starring Aditya Pancholi and Varsha Usgaonkar. He has since divorced Roy and remarried and lives in Karachi, Pakistan. He also acted in several films in Pakistan in the 90s. He has a daughter with Reena Roy, who now lives with her mother in India. He had named his daughter Jannat, but she is now called Sanam.

On 2 March 2010 Mohsin Khan was named Iqbal Qasim's successor as chief selector of the Pakistan national cricket team. He accepted the role turned down by former Captain Saeed Anwar. Mohsin was Pakistan's fourth chief of selectors in the 12 months of 2009–10.[4] He was appointed as interim coach of the Pakistan team on 3 October 2011 while the PCB formed a committee to search for a certified coach.[5] Mohsin Khan was removed as interim coach once Dav Whatmore was selected as Pakistan's permanent coach in early 2012. Since being removed as interim coach, Mohsin Khan has applied for the coaching position on several occasions without any success. He is currently based in Karachi and can be seen on various private TV channels, continuously looking for a role with the PCB.



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